Music listening enhances cognitive recovery and mood after middle cerebral artery stroke. Brain (2008), Vol 131, Issue 3, Pp. 866-876. Authors: Teppo Särkämö, Mari Tervaniemi and Mikko Mikkonen, Cognitive Brain Research Unit, Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, and Helsinki Brain Research Centre, Helsinki. Sari Laitinen, Anita Forsblom, and Jaakko Erkkilä, Department of Music, University […]
Tuning the Brain for Music This project is an international collaboration project investigating the processing of music in the brain. Among the partners are: Cognitive Brain Research Unit, Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki Department of Music, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland Music Acoustics Group, TMH Department of Speech, Music and Hearing, KTH, Sweden See […]
Suomen Musiikkiterapiayhdistys – Finnish Society for Music Therapy (FSMT). The Finnish Society for Music Therapy (FSMT) produces many publications in the field of music therapy and a journal called ”Musiikkiterapia”.
Nordic Journal of Music Therapy The mission of the Nordic Journal of Music Therapy is to serve the international community of music therapy by being an avenue for publication of scholarly articles, texts on practice, theory and research, dialogues and discussions, reviews and critique. Example of a book review: Musik & demens – Nordic Journal […]
Projective drawings as an aid to music therapy. A case study of an uncommunicative and withdrawn 17 year old Finnish male adolescent who had symbols and thoughts in his mind which he could not express verbally but came in contact with during music therapy sessions. He was then able to use drawings to reflect his […]
Meaning in life as an important component of functioning in old age. The study locates different measures of meaning in life within a multidimensional space of functioning in old age. 55 persons aged 75 and older participated in laboratory tests, a medical examination, and interviews over a 3 year period. By Sanna Takkinen and Isto […]
Image consultation: Supporting the work of art therapists In ‘image consultation’ the response of the art therapist’s peer group to viewing the client’s images challenges the viewing habits and so helps to revitalise and deepen the therapist’s relationship to the unconscious process in her client. An chapter written by Riitta Laine, in the book Supervision […]
Finnish and English children’s color use to depict affectively characterized figures. In this study it was found that Finnish and English children differed in their use of color for drawings of neutral and nasty figures. The findings are discussed in terms of the need to explore the role of culture in mediating children’s use of […]
Therapeutic Recreation in Finland. This article will introduce therapeutic recreation (TR) in Finland. After introducing the country briefly, the history of TR and the history of TR education in Finland is introduced. Using different crafts as TR facilitation method have had and still have an important role in TR and TR education. A brief introduction […]
Images of Loneliness: Using Art as an Educational Method in Professional Training. This peer reviwed article states that viewing art and discussing perceptions of loneliness or suffering was an effective method to help healthcare professionals develop empathy in the elderly care. By Lisbeth Blomqvist, Kaisu Pitkala, Pirkko Routasalo, The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, […]
School-based drama interventions in health promotion for children and adolescents: systematic review . The paper is a report of a review of the literature on the effects of school-based drama interventions in health promotion for school-aged children and adolescents. A search was carried out using 10 databases and hand searching for the period January 1990 […]
A comparison of medical students’ perceptions of three experiential methods. This study aims to compare Finnish medical students’ perceptions of the suitability of three experiential methods in learning interpersonal communication competence (ICC). The three methods it seeks to explore are: theatre in education; simulated patient interview with amateur actors; and role-play with peers. The methods […]
Children’s experiences of a drama programme in social and emotional learning. The aim of the school-based drama programme was to enhance child social and emotional learning. The programme was implemented by class teachers or teacher-school nurse dyads among fourth and fifth graders (10-12 years old) during the school year 2007-2008.
Senioriteatteri – taidetta vai dementiantorjuntaa? Teatteri on paikka, jossa on lupa unohtaa ikä, vaivat ja murheet ja elää hetken muunlaista identiteettiä kuin vanhuksen. Leonie Hohenthal-Antinin senioriteatteria koskeva väitöskirja on Suomessa ensimmäinen – maailmassa tiettävästi toinen – teatteritutkimus, jossa iän ja näyttelemisen suhdetta eritellään poikkitieteellisesti. Tähän asti teatteritutkimus ei ole ollut kiinnostunut iästä ja ikätutkimus teatterintekemisestä: […]
Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health is an international peer reviewed journal that publishes high quality research on all aspects of public health. It is the official journal of the Associations of Public Health in the Nordic Countries.